Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction Kits

Locations of Lock Boxes

Lock Box Code: 102030 + Enter

image of an installed harm reduction lockbox
 What's in a Harm Reduction Kit?
  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Bandages
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Gauze Pads
What is in the Lock Box?
  • Harm Reduction Kits
  • Safe(r) use pamphlets
  • Sharps Disposal Containers
  • Hygiene Kits
    • Soap
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Comb
Purpose of the Harm Reduction Kits:

If you are using needles, we encourage you to properly dispose of your needles after single use utilizing a sharps container, OR clean them, to reduce your risk of infection. The harm reduction kit contains bottles of bleach and instructions that you can use to clean your syringes and needles.

Sharps Disposal:

Used needles should be thrown away utilizing sharps containers. Take a small black sharps disposal container to use. We encourage individuals who do not have a sharps container on hand to reuse common hard containers such as laundry detergent bottles, tins, or other thick common disposable containers with lids when disposing of needles.

Additional Harm Reduction Resources:

Find FREE Naloxone (Narcan) through Naloxone Iowa without a prescription.

  • Order Tele-Naloxone Here. If you are uncomfortable asking a doctor or pharmacist for naloxone, order here and the naloxone will be delivered straight to your door.
  • Talk to a pharmacist directly and ask for naloxone. Click here to see a list of participating pharmacies across Johnson County. (Call ahead to ensure availability.)
  • Johnson County Public Health's ITS division is a direct distributor of Narcan & Kloxxado. Our staff can provide Narcan as well as administration trainings by appointment or walk-in. 

*Naloxone, often referred to by its brand name Narcan, can reverse an overdose and save a life.*

Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition has many services and resources to help people who use or inject drugs.

UIHC MAT Clinic MAT is the combination of medications to treat addiction along with counseling and behavioral therapies.

Where to Go for Healthcare, How to Pay for Healthcare, How to Prepare for Healthcare Appt, etc.

How to Clean Your Syringe/Como limpiar sus jeringas

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Getting Off Right: A Safety Manual for Injection Drug Users 

Safe(r) Drug Use 101 

PrEP Iowa

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Iowa’s Good Samaritan Law encourages those who witness a drug overdose to stay and call 911, rather than running out of fear of prosecution.